Lots of people consider themselves to be handy around the house. However, you should keep in mind that knowing how to re-hang a door, unclog a sink, or mount some shelving on the wall is a lot different from knowing how to repair or replace a roof.

If your roof needs work and you’re thinking about doing the job yourself—and you’re not an experienced roofer—you should know that this is not the type of DIY job you should be tackling. Below are just a few of the many, many reasons you should leave roofing work to a professional.

You’re likely to make mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes. It happens and it’s a part of life. However—making mistakes because you attempted a DIY roof repair / roof replacement can cost you a lot of money on the back end. If you do make a mistake during the job, not only can you do damage to your roof, you also run the risk of causing enough damage that you’ll need to replace your roof much sooner than later. When you hire a professional roofer you can rest assured that the job will be done right.

You won’t have a warranty

DIY roof repair / roof replacement jobs don’t get a warranty. First, you won’t get any sort of workmanship warranty- since you did the work yourself. Second—the companies that make the roofing materials (who typically provide materials warranties) will void their warranty if you do the job yourself. Why? Because they’re going to assume that you didn’t do the job correctly.

Remember- if you make mistakes and you need to hire professional roofers to correct what you did wrong, this can and will cost you a lot more in the long run.

You could hurt yourself

Each year, thousands of people find themselves in a hospital emergency room because they’ve fallen off their roof. Experienced roofers understand how to be safe while they’re repairing / replacing a roofing system. Everyday homeowners do not.  Hiring a professional can ensure the job will get done safely.

Do you need help with roof repair or roof replacement in SWFL? We can help

If you think you need to schedule a roof repair, or you have questions about roof replacement costs, we can help. The team at Kleinberger Corporation has years of experience in helping homeowners just like you repair, replace, and maintain their roofing systems. For more information or to schedule a free, no-cost roof inspection, call our office today to speak with an expert.